Apple Day

Apple Day at Gillespie Park

Apple Day at Gillespie Park

Apple Day on 18th of October this year – it will feature live music, stalls and other things… oh yes apples!! Lots of free fun for all the family from 12pm till 4pm




Bingo Night,the latest fundraiser from the Friends of Gillespie Park, will be held at the Islington Ecology Centre, Drayton Park on Friday 18th September at 7.15 – doors open 6.45.

Nibbles provided and wine/beer/soft drinks available to buy. Your bingo caller is: Ron (legs eleven) Abrahart. All Cash Prizes.

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Tree Walk Update

The Tree Walk in Gillespie Park was a great success with over 30 people attending on a lovely Sunday afternoon. The trees were at their best looking green and fresh. The wildflowers were glorious and amongst the birds could be heard a chiffchaff newly arrived from Africia. The empashis of the walk was not just to identify trees but to learn how to identify them from their leaves, bark and general habit.After the walk people enjoyed tea and home made cakes in the Sunday Cafe and waffles with chocolate and cream where sold in aid of the people of Nepal.

For those who missed out on the walk now is the best time visit this gem of a park.

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Tree Walk


The Friends of Gillespie Park invite you for a walk around the park led by one of Islington’s volunteer tree wardens Chris Setz to look and learn about the trees growing there. Meet inside the Ecology Centre on Sunday 17th May at 3pm for an hour long walk. Gather in the cafe afterwards for a chat. Booking not necessary but it would be useful if you let us know you’re coming. Contact Pat on 020 7609 5093 or